If you have multiple floors in your home or office, it can be a challenge to get WiFi coverage everywhere. One solution is to set up a wireless access point (also known as a wireless router) so that all devices can connect to the internet through it. Wireless access points are great when there’s only one floor, or if you don’t want cables showing from room to room. You do need two wireless routers, however, not just one. Luckily, connecting these two routers together doesn’t take much effort. Read on for details about how you can connect a second wireless router to another for seamless WiFi coverage throughout your home or office. If you have multiple levels in your house or office and would like extended WiFi coverage without having to run cables everywhere, setting up a secondary wireless router can be an effective way of achieving this goal. In this article, we will show you how you can connect a second wireless router to another with ease. The process is fairly simple and shouldn’t take more than half an hour from start to finish.
How To Connect A Wifi Router To Another Wifi Router Without Wires
1. Connect the two routers together
The first step is to connect your two routers together. This is done by installing the same type of network cable (typically an Ethernet cable) that connects your two routers together but making sure that both are powered on and turned on in their respective settings. The advantage of using a regular Ethernet cable is that you can choose any length you want, up to 100 feet. Once connected, you should be able to access your primary router’s configuration page and see its IP address (the internet address associated with it).
2. Access the secondary router’s configuration page
You may need to update the firmware on either or both of the wireless routers. In many cases, this will resolve any connectivity issues you are having with connecting these two devices together. You could also try unplugging one of them and plugging it back in to see if that helps; however, we don’t recommend it because there may be a problem with the power supply or other parts inside either router that could cause problems down the line if left alone for too long.
3. Configure your secondary router
Once you have made sure that the primary router is working properly and that the firmware on both devices is up to date, you can access the configuration settings of the secondary router. This will allow you to set up the wireless network name and password for the two routers to connect together. Once this is done, you should be able to access your secondary router’s settings and see its IP address. If this isn’t working, try using a different cable. If that doesn’t work, try restarting the secondary router.
4. Connect the secondary router to your primary router
Once you have confirmed that the secondary router is connected to your primary router’s wireless network, you can connect it to your primary router. To do this, you will need to access the configuration settings of both routers again and select “wireless” from the dropdown menu under “Basic Setup.” You will also need to enter in a password for both routers, as well as for each of them individually. Once this is done, you should be able to connect your two devices together without any issues whatsoever!
5. Test your connection
Once you have connected your secondary router to your primary router, it’s time to test the connection. Simply open up a browser on either device and enter the IP address of the second device. If you receive a message stating that the connection is not available, this means that the secondary router isn’t connected properly to the primary router. Make sure that both routers are online and working properly; if they are but still won’t connect, try restarting them both. If this doesn’t work, try using a different cable or looking for any other faults with either router.
What You Need To Set Up A Wifi Access Point
- A router (preferably a dual-band router) that has two network ports that are connected to the Internet. This can be purchased from any number of online retailers such as Amazon or Best Buy, but it is also possible to build your own using just an old router or an inexpensive one that you might have lying around the house. You will need to set up your own wireless access point using this device as well as any additional networking devices and hardware you wish to connect; this could include a wireless printer, printer for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, or even another WiFi access point if you are planning on expanding your network in the future.
- An Ethernet cable (this can be any length from 20 feet to 100 feet) that connects the two network ports on your router to your computer’s wired Ethernet port; this is also known as an Internet connection.
- A desktop computer equipped with Windows 7 or Windows 8; is necessary for setting up the wireless access point with Windows 7 but not necessary for Windows 8, which does not require it for setting up a wireless access point in general.
- A computer running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or higher; this is necessary for setting up the wireless access point with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion but not necessary for setting up a wireless access point with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or lower.
- A computer running Linux; this is necessary for setting up the wireless access point with Linux, but not necessary for setting up a wireless access point with Mac OS X or Windows 7 and 8.
- An Ethernet cable that runs from your computer to the router that you’re using for your wireless access point; this will allow you to connect your computer directly to the router, which can improve speed and range over an Internet connection through a modem if you have one at home.
- An Ethernet cable that connects the antenna on your router to the back of your computer; this allows you to connect an external antenna (a more powerful one) if you have one available and want to boost signal strength in certain areas of your home or office.
- A wall outlet into which you can plug your Ethernet cable, as well as a landline phone (if applicable). This is used solely for connecting the primary router so that it is possible to register it with the ISP in order to use its Internet connection on any device connected via Wi-Fi in your home or business; also required are additional networking devices such as printers, mobile devices/phones, and other equipment such as cameras, computers or laptops, digital video recorders (DVRs), and game consoles.
- An Internet connection that is available to the wireless router used for the wireless access point. This is necessary for registering the router with the ISP and connecting it to your network; it also allows you to connect your computer directly to the router, which can improve speed and range over an Internet connection through a modem if you have one at home.
The Disadvantage Of A Wireless Access Point
- Since the wireless access point is only used to connect a single device to the Internet, there is no way of sharing the Internet connection with other devices in the home or office.
- The wireless access point can only be connected to one router at a time, so if you want to use it at another location in your home or office, you will have to purchase a second router and set it up there.
- The wireless access point requires an electrical outlet for power, which may not be available in certain areas of your home or office. If you do not have an electrical outlet in this area, you’ll need a separate power supply for your router and/or Ethernet cable (a power strip may work).
- If one of these devices goes down or loses its connection to the network because of interference from other electronic devices such as microwave ovens or cordless phones, all others on that network will also lose their connection to the Internet and will be limited to browsing on their own computers or accessing the Internet through dial-up connections until they are reconnected. Since a wireless access point is usually placed in an area where many people will use it at once (such as near an entryway), it’s possible that interference could occur due to nearby electronic devices such as microwaves and cordless phones being plugged into wall outlets nearby; therefore, you should place them far away from any nearby electronics that might interfere with their signals.
Connecting two WiFi routers together to create a wireless access point is a simple solution for improving your WiFi network. All you need to do is plug both routers into an Ethernet cable, then plug an Ethernet cable into each router, and you’re set. This can be a great way to extend your WiFi network and provide better coverage in large houses or office buildings with multiple floors. However, you’ll also need to make sure that both routers use the same WiFi standard and that they have different SSIDs.